It’s amazing how far research has come. A 3D printer was recently used to grow heart tissue. A 1 micron resolution scaffold was made with the 3D printer to make this possible. The cells were able to organize themselves within the scaffold to create engineered heart tissue that actually beats. How incredible is that? Once surgery was performed to place the human derived heart muscle patch onto a mouse heart after a heart attack, it drastically improved the function of the heart and decreased the amount of dead heart tissue.
This is truly fascinating and something that is being done within the world of bioprinting. Read the article below to get more details regarding this.